ZTE to add Intel inside with Atom Processor Z2580 phones
At the heart of ZTE’s next-generation smartphones will be Intel’s dual-core Atom Processor Z2580 processor, the Chinese company announced this week.
This strategic partnership incorporates the fastest of the three Clover Trial+ CPUs announced at Mobile World Conference 2013, with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz.
That’s significantly speedier than the last-generation 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor that ZTE put into its first Intel smartphone, the Android-based ZTE Grand X IN.
At the same time, ZTE said that next-generation Z2580-based phones will be able to “deliver the same competitive battery life.”
“The platform’s dual-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology provides double the compute performance and up to 3x graphics capabilities over the Intel Atom Z2460 processor,” said ZTE in a press release.